Stylish Upcycled Hair Accessories Made From Human Hair

© Giorgia Zanellato

From plant food to plugging up mouse holes, there's stranger ways to recycle human hair clippings than just making wigs. Italian designer Giorgia Zanellato decided to upcycle instead in her series of hair accessories called "Hairdressed," using discarded hair recuperated from local salons.

© Giorgia Zanellato
© Giorgia Zanellato

First experimenting with felt and wool, Zanellato then settled on a process of pouring resin into various molds, along with a generous sprinkling of hair of different shades.

© Giorgia Zanellato

She then created defined shapes out of the hardened product with a laser cutter to create combs, pins and clips that look translucent but textured.

© Giorgia Zanellato
© Giorgia Zanellato

The pieces that mix different colours of hair are especially striking.

© Giorgia Zanellato

Simple but still elegant, these accessories cleverly turn the byproducts of the beauty salon industry into beautiful and meaningful tools, rather than landfill. To find out more, check out Giorgia Zanellato's website.

Tags: Designers | Upcycling